Sustainable and Equitable Financing for Pedestrian Infrastructure Maintenance

The overall aim of this project is evaluating municipal options for financing pedestrian infrastructure maintenance and reconstruction in the public right of way and identifying those that are most equitable and sustainable. In the United States, pedestrian infrastructure construction and maintenance are often funded differently than other types of transportation infrastructure such as roads, transit, and even bicycle facilities. The planning process is also typically separate from these other modes or absent. Many municipalities face a long and growing backlog of pedestrian infrastructure in need of repair or replacement. The lack of adequate and sustainable financing coupled with a lack of comprehensive planning seem to be a large part of this problem. This project uses Albuquerque, New Mexico as a case study to evaluate alternative financing methods identified through a literature review. The analysis, which uses field data collected from Albuquerque and other local data sources, focuses primarily on how households with different incomes are burdened by different financing methods and the sustainability of each method’s revenue over time.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $30000
    • Contract Numbers:

      17PPUNM01

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Bogus, Susan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131-0001
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rowangould, Gregory

    • Start Date: 20170508
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01635006
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 17PPUNM01
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 19 2017 10:39AM